2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Philosophy Major

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
History of Philosophy
Select two of the following:6
Ancient Through Medieval Philosophy
Ancient Through Medieval Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Logic
PHIL 3505Modern Logic and Its Development3
Core Analytic Philosophy
Select two of the following:6
Knowledge and Reality
Philosophy of Mind (3 Philosophy credits required)
Metaphysics (3 Philosophy credits required)
Epistemology (3 Philosophy credits required)
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science (3 Philosophy credits required)
Value Theory
Select two of the following:6
Morality and Justice
Global Ethics
Political Theory
Political Theory
Ethical Theory (3 Philosophy credits required)
Aesthetics
Political Philosophy (3 Philosophy credits required)
Business and Professional Ethics
Subtotal21
Major Requirements
Select an additional 15 credit hours of philosophy courses currently offered by the Department of Philosophy15
Subtotal15
Free Electives
Select 39 credits of free electives39
Subtotal39
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
Select nine hours in Pathway 1f and Pathway 1a9
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six hours in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six hours in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six hours in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select nine hours in Pathway 5f and Pathway 5a9
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select six hours in Pathway 6a and Pathway 6d6
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three hours in Pathway 73
Integrative Learning Outcomes
Ethical Reasoning (This learning outcome can be combined with other Pathways courses and requires no additional credit hours)
Intercultural and Global Awareness (This learning outcome can be combined with other Pathways courses and requires no additional credit hours)
Subtotal45
Total Credits120

General Philosophy Major Requirements and Guidelines

  1. Departmental prerequisites and corequisites for all courses must be satisfied. Please consult the University Catalog for the latest statement of these requirements.
  2. In accordance with University Guidelines, courses satisfying degree core requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of degree (e.g. CLE, Pathways, etc.).
  3. Students must take at least six Philosophy courses at the 3000-4000 level for fulfillment of their "Philosophy Major Requirements"
  4. All courses to fulfill the "Philosophy Major Requirements" must be taken A/F and be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must also maintain an overall GPA of 2.0.
  5. Foreign language requirement: Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
  6. Eligibility for continued enrollment: Checksheet requirements adhere to the "Satisfactory Progress" toward degree policy of the university (Policy 91).
  7. A minimum of 120 semester credit hours is required for graduation.